Home Selling

Planning with Experts

Experts agree, buying or selling a home is a complicated and lengthy process you enter into to achieve your ultimate goal. Experience has proven that knowledge is your best ally in successfully navigating your way through this process. Because this specialized knowledge is camouflaged in myth, misinformation, misplaced trust and confusion, personally investing time in acquiring and applying the knowledge is the surest and safest way to proceed. Without this knowledge, the probability of long delays, unnecessary risks, simple yet costly errors and high levels of frustration increase exponentially.

A Better Way To Approach A Real Estate Transaction. “If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got”.  The real estate transaction is a process. It is a series of smaller transactions, each very crucial for different reasons.  Each smaller transaction requires specialized knowledge of how that individual part works into the larger transaction.  To make confident decisions one has to understand each of the smaller parts and the different ways they impact the process. Only by accepting this elementary fact, choosing your agent carefully yet retaining personal responsibility over the outcome can we break the pattern. Click here to learn the details.

Let’s look at some specific questions sent in by DearMonty readers from across the country. Read more Q&A articles about the “Planning with Experts” stage of the Home Selling process:

  1. Will the real estate market crash?

    Reader Question: Some people fear another real estate market crash. We see the real estate market has recovered in many markets. We are considering selling our current home and buying or building another house. With these conflicting opinions, it is difficult to figure out whether to go ahead. Do you think the housing market will […]

    February 12, 2018
  2. What are the big mistakes home sellers make?

    Reader Question: We are going to put our home on the market in March. We want to maximize our equity and ensure a smooth experience. In preparing for this event what are the big mistakes home sellers make? Monty’s Answer: Most home sellers want to ensure their success and maximize their equity, but many of […]

    December 25, 2017
  3. I am a senior executive with one of the leading relocation providers in the industry, what is your take on the relocation industry's ability to reduce relocation costs?

    Reader Question: Historically, rising costs have been the biggest challenge in the relocation industry. We work to control and reduce costs with little tangible results. As a senior executive with one of the leading relocation providers in the industry, what is your take on the relocation industry’s ability to reduce relocation costs? Anonymous    Monty’s […]

    April 24, 2016
  4. My husband is a relocated employee through his employer. Our old home is still for sale after 18 months and our relocation benefits are close to expiration. Can we force them to buy to house or make it sell faster?

    Reader Question: My husband is a relocated employee through his employer. They use a large relocation firm. Our benefits package pays some costs, but no house buyout. We bought a new home in the new location. Our old house has been on sale for over 18 months. The agent says new home construction is the […]

    February 1, 2016
  5. Should home sellers consider an auction sale?

    Reader Question:  As home sellers consider an auction sale and a traditional listing and cannot decide, your take on the differences would be valuable for us to know. Is an auction sale a good idea? Monty’s Answer: A real estate auction is an event conducted by an auctioneer on a certain date, place and time where […]

    August 4, 2015